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Stress Management & Burnout Prevention

Stories of Success Podcast

Release Date: 06/04/2020

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Michael Brennan co-founded tootoot in 2013 with a core mission of supporting the psychological safety and wellbeing of individuals by making it easier for individuals to talk about anything that was making them feel unhappy or unsafe.

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This week's podcast is with Francis Cholle. A global leader in creating social innovation for a sustainable future. For him it is all about unleashing untapped potential, key to achieving a competitive advantage by using intuitive intelligence.

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In this week’s episode I  welcome Cheryl Smith to my podcast. Cheryl leads talent management for Xerox, a public company with over 25,000 employees globally. She is a seasoned talent professional with over 25 years of success in talent assessment, succession planning, leadership development, employee engagement, organisational surveys and change programs for world-class, global organisations including Gartner, Legrand, Diageo, MetLife and AIG.

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For 20 years, Tim Spiker, founder of The Aperio and writer of The Only Leaders Worth Following has been helping individuals and organisations lead better, and find better leaders. He delivers keynote speeches and creates customised learning experiences to change the way people look at leadership, and he guides long-term developmental journeys as well.

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This week's guest is Simon Squibb: a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, podcast host, founder and Chief Purpose Officer at the Purposeful Project. He retired at 40 but is now back. We recorded this episode a while back, with some friendly dogs barking in the background.

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I am very honoured to have Pascal Finette back for a second round. Pascal and I got introduced when I first launched my podcast in early 2018, and we recorded an episode then, which has been downloaded almost 300 times. He since has launched more things, became more famous, and I feel honoured he took some time to answer more of my questions.

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I interviewed Andy last year, just before Christmas 2019. He openly spoke to me about his illness, and his life limiting cancer.

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This week’s podcast is a panel discussion with four former guests. We took a long time to manage all our diaries and I was glad when we finally got together to discuss Covid19, personal development, and how it seems the positive things that came from lock down. A episode going deep.

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This week’s podcast is with a fellow German coach Stephanie Schaffner. After a corporate career in sales and business development, she changed direction to become a trainer for stress management and a coach for burnout prevention.
 
The reason for that was because that she was suffering from stress herself, was close to a burnout, and a few of her colleagues had burnouts at work. Recorded during the lockdown, we talk about stress, and what burnout actually means. How is it defined? I actually realised that I myself would have been on my way to a burnout a few years ago, based on the definition Stephanie shares.
 
With the current state of affairs  - people being furloughed, loosing their job, combining home schooling with work - stress is high; for our children this might have an impact moving forward. Whilst resilience will grow for adults, for children it might turn out to have a negative impact, not being able to socialise for instance.
We also discuss the impact compared to the war generation, particularly in Germany. I love having a German on the show to discuss this, as there are so many things people don’t understand unless you are from a certain generation in Germany. Thanks Stephanie, I loved chatting about that!
 
A stage 12 burnout, the highest stage, leads to hospitalisation and includes both a physical and a mental illness. We also discuss the differentiation of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ stress, and I learned a lot about how positive stress has no negative effect on your blood vessels for instance.
 
To be honest, on the back of this conversation, I enrolled myself into a stress prevention coaching course, to apply some of the techniques Stephanie talked about to my coaching clients too. This is a topic close to my heart and related to the mindfulness courses I deliver.
 
Germany has over 13 million people who suffer from burnout, which is a big chunk of the adult population. This translates into millions of Euros of costs for companies in terms of absenteeism and long term sick leave.
 
As a stress trainer Stephanie works hand in hand with companies to reduce stress in the workplace which then also leads to burnout prevention. Communication and honesty, according to her, is the most important step to take for stress prevention. Mindfulness also plays a key role.
 
We discuss office layout, pre- and post Covid to foster deep work and being able to concentrate on work. Has focus improved since us all working from home? Of course home schooling is challenging but without that, it might actually help us doing better work?
 
You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin finding all links on her website: www.diestressmanagerin.com
 
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Volker coaches transformations (career, life & business), and helps individuals and companies through change. He is also a mindfulness trainer and productivity expert, consulting companies on soft skills around sales and business development. In his podcast he interviews successful people and wrote a best selling book about the advice.
 
His latest project is a personal development course and listeners from the podcast can sign up and receive a free book with code “Book2020”: http://bebetter.ballueder.com